I cancelled my gym membership when I moved to my current apartment two and a half years ago. I needed to save money and was moving near a great hiking trail, so it seemed like an easy thing to cut.
While I have a pretty good routine down – hiking a few times a week, plus doing pilates and exercises with hand weights at home – I’ve felt a little stuck in a rut lately. To kick things up a notch, I decided to add a few sprint intervals to my hour-long hike over the weekend. I felt a little silly as I attempted to run uphill, but definitely could feel a difference in the way I felt during and after the workout. My heart rate was higher, my forehead sweatier and my legs sorer.
I’m going to try to continue to add sprints to my hikes and would love to come up with other simple ways to amp up my workouts. Any ideas?